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HARMONY TREE
WORLD DEBATE SOCIETY

Overview

HT World Debate Society is a global platform for Young Scholars to spark new ideas, get inspired by industry experts, Scholars and 5-star speakers, engage with peers living thousands of miles away, build up the skills and confidence for expressing well-articulated thoughts, polish their portfolio with extraordinary opportunities - all through the means of debating and public speaking. 

This Society offers exclusive resources including Programs, Summit Exchanges, Tournaments and  Seminars, Study Abroad Admissions Support & Interview Skills, Networking Opportunities and many more for HT students around the world. 

Mentorship Support

HT Spirit means mentorship and passing on the torch from one generation to the next. These exceptional HT Alums are the Vice Presidents of HTWDS 2022. They have grown under the wings of HT in the last 17 years and are now ready to share their experience to inspire all future HTWDS members. 

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Kirsten Li
UCL, Psychology

Chrisabel Sum
UBC, Psychology

Andrew Huen
Columbia U, Neuroscience

Damien Kwan
UBC, Theatre/Film

Michael Yan
QMUL, Geography

Huey Hou
KCL, Nutrition

GLOBAL YOUTH LEADERS SUMMIT

HIGHLIGHTS: LEADING WITH COMPASSION

Youth leadership matters and we are dedicated to empowering them to sharpen their values and mind. HTWDS Global Youth Leaders across 17 timezones experienced a high-impact, inspiring exchange on "Leading with Compassion", live from Washington D.C. with Ms Brianna, World's '30 Under 30' Leader from The Aspen Institute, one of the world's most influential think tanks. 
 

HIGHLIGHTS: CREATIVITY & LEADERSHIP

Let Your Voice Be Heard in NYC! Gain entry into the often seemingly elusive and secretive world of Broadway. Equip practical strategies from 2x global award-winning Broadway Musical Theatre Director on leading with impact and how to discover our unique, creative voice which is pivotal to success in any path. 
 

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More Previous Speakers :

Prof. Ford

Prof. Marchetti
Ms Brianna

Dr Moyse
Ms Ilana
Ms Hayley

Ms Isobel

Ms Regina
Mr Ian
Mr Garry

Ms Janette

 

HKU Faculty of Arts

Pratt Institute
The Aspen Institute

Lincoln University
Harvard Business School
CUHK Law, Barrister

Oxford U, UK Debate Team

HK Sports Institute
Bank of America
King's College London

TV Commercial Director

 

FEEDBACK

 Lee from Brussels, Belgium
 
Powerful Voice from Our Global Youth Leaders

 

Harriet from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
Powerful Voice from Our Global Youth Leaders

 

Goals

HT Debate Programs' Curriculum & Evaluation Framework is designed by Dr K. Moyse - University Professor (Research focus on Children's Health & Development), Psychologist, Published Book Author, International Conference Speaker and Debate Coach. The main focus is for students to articulate their ideas through the process rather than getting familiar with multiple debate formats.

We set our sight on students' achieving long term goals and honing life skills. Each class comes with a new theme and topic, to match with theories and concepts, and students get the actual practice.

Novice Team (Age 8+)

Intermediate Team (Age 11+)

Pre College Team (Age 16+)

Focuses

Logic & Reasoning

Articulation & Eloquence

Knowledge & Content

Organisation & Team Work